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Northern Grand Hotel

8.5 | Very Good | #1 out of 7 hotels in Fort Saint John

Popular and pet-friendly Fort St John hotel with restaurant, free breakfast & jacuzzi suites

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, parking, lobby coffee and tea service
  • Many really liked their rooms and found them very comfortable
  • Many guests found the staff to be excellent
  • Many thought the free hot breakfast buffet was outstanding
  • Guests found the location convenient to the airport and in walking distance of all amenities
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • A few guests found the parking limited
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Review
Updated Sep 12, 2015
This hotel is situated near the downtown core of Fort St. John and is well located for guests who are looking to access downtown destinations on foot. The North Peace Cultural Centre (entertainment venue and library) is a 4-minute walk away, while the Lido Theatre (events, performing arts and movies) is 6 minutes away on foot.

All 125 guest rooms are smoke-free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, heated bathroom floors and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Room extras include bathrobes, free movies, a fax line, a sitting area, a second TV in the bedroom, a living room with sofa and a double jacuzzi. 

Free parking is available on site. The hotel provides an airport shuttle Monday through Friday, for $10 each way. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night.

A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily from 6 am to 11 am. The on-site Overtime Sports Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner daily and offers family dining and a separate sports bar with HD TVs. It is open until 10 pm on weekdays and until 11 pm on weekends. The hotel provides free coffee and tea in the lobby and offers guests welcome cookies.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a games room, a 24-hour business centre, elevators and meeting/conference space. The Quality Liquor store on site carries clothing, gifts, snacks and gift baskets as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Pomeroy Sports Centre and the Fort St. John Curling Club can be accessed on foot in 10-12 minutes and are both 3 or 4 minutes away by car. The Totem Mall is a 5-minute drive away. Access to the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97) is 5 minutes away by car, while the North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ) is a 12-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 9, 2015: breakfast hours and restaurant information
The Good
Many guests enjoyed their stays and they highlighted several things that pleased them.

Guests liked the recent renovations at the hotel. They considered the hotel to be well maintained and even upscale in its decor. They felt comfortable in very well-cleaned rooms that were nicely appointed, and many mentioned the heated bathroom floors as a nice touch. Wi-Fi was often mentioned as having a strong signal.

Breakfast was a definite hit with guests with many who voiced their appreciation of it. They called it an excellent spread, incredible, awesome and "the best free breakfast I have seen in a long time". One guest mentioned that it offered "homey extras" that made it even more delightful.

Guests definitely liked the staff here. They were described as excellent, attentive and friendly, and were sometimes mentioned by name for going above and beyond to help guests. Many liked the quick and efficient check-ins and check-outs.

Guest reviewers did not mention the location very often, but those few that did said it was in walking distance to amenities and convenient to the airport.
The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, although a couple of guests found parking could be tight or limited in the front of the hotel.
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Sources ranked this hotel #6 out of 16 properties in Fort St. John, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 118 reviews. guests rated this property 4.2 out of 5 points, with 98% of their guests recommending the hotel. This was based upon 124 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.5 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 7
hotels in Fort Saint John

The average guest rating for Northern Grand Hotel is 8.5 out of 10 based on 645 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Northern Grand Hotel at #1 out of 7 hotels in Fort Saint John.

Map Marker Northern Grand Hotel
9830 100th Ave., Fort Saint John, BC